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Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:53

RUH - picture this

Picture this: earlier diagnosis and faster treatment.

Picture this: not having to leave the province for a PET-CT scan.

The Royal University Hospital Foundation has launched its PICTURE THIS! Campaign, a fundraising effort to make those things a reality.

PotashCorp has already agreed to match the first million dollars in donations.

The scanner is typically used for testing former cancer patients to ensure they remain cancer-free, but the machine also has applications for both neurology and cardiac medicine.

The province has already committed 4 million dollars to the scanner.

R-U-H Foundation C-E-O Arla Gustafson says they need to raise 2 point 5 million, and hopes to have the money raised and the scanner in place some time in 2013.

She says some prep work is already underway at Royal University Hospital.

(pb sept 25/12)

 


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 10:56